Gonepteryx

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Gonepteryx is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They live in Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. They are commonly known as brimstones for the bright yellow colour of the wings of most species. These share the same name as the much larger tropical genus Anteos. These inhabit much of central and South America and also North America. This species are known for being the kings of butterfly longevity. 10-13 months is the lifespan for many temperate species. Anteos, however, is much shorter lived. The adults will often mimic Ivy leaves at rest.

Species

It contains the following species:[1]

References

  1. ^ Gonepteryx, funet.fi
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Gonepteryx: Brief Summary

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Gonepteryx is a genus of butterflies in the family Pieridae. They live in Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. They are commonly known as brimstones for the bright yellow colour of the wings of most species. These share the same name as the much larger tropical genus Anteos. These inhabit much of central and South America and also North America. This species are known for being the kings of butterfly longevity. 10-13 months is the lifespan for many temperate species. Anteos, however, is much shorter lived. The adults will often mimic Ivy leaves at rest.

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